BJJ / Grappling Supplements: GLC2000 Glucosamine + Chondroitin
Last night's advanced BJJ session at The Labs had something extra ordinary about it.
Without getting into too much detail, I can tell you that we worked really hard, but not to the point of breaking. We held and maintained a very high pace, but still managed to learn lots of jiu jitsu from the session.
In groups of three and against resistance, we drilled guard passing, sweeps, submissions, takedowns and takedown defence for two minute rounds, changing partner every time a point or a submission was scored. We did this for the full duration of the session and I am feeling it today! My muscles are sore and some of my joints are a little sore. I'm not broken, but I have been definitely been given a very thorough workout!
Coincidently, I received my first tub of GLC2000 yesterday. GLC2000 is a market leader in high-end Cartilage and joint formulae which I first saw in my first copy of Ultimate Grappling Magazine. We have all heard and read about joint supplements and whether they work or not but the proof, as they say, is in the pudding and I'm giving this one a try.
To give this Glucosamine / Chondroitin joint supplement the best review possible, I will be running a diary based on how I perceive the benefits of the product. My main joint issues from martial arts (karate and BJJ / Grappling) are:
Sore fingers / knuckles
"Tired" shoulder / rotator cuff muscles - tender tendons
Achy ribs, near the false ribs (lower rib cage)
Sore toes and ball of foot
Which pretty much covers everything haha but hey at least my elbows seem to be fine (touch wood!)
I will be updating the Part Time Grappler blog regularly with results of this experiment. (Sore) fingers crossed!
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Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi
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